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November 9, 2009

2009 Season - Four Vikings honored by CCIW

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Augustana men’s soccer team had four players selected to the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin All-Conference team, it was announced today.  Seniors Mike Dolan (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.) and Scott Wallner (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.) were honored as first team selections while seniors Eric Love (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.) and John Linden (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.) each earned a spot on the second team.

Dolan performed superbly in goal for the Vikings this season, making 89 saves and finishing with a 1.40 goals against average.  He started all 19 games and played nearly 1,800 minutes in net while only allowing 28 goals throughout the year.  Dolan notched four shutouts, including a 1-0 win over nationally ranked Wheaton in early October.

Wallner earned first team status for the second straight season and finished his final campaign as a Viking with three goals and two assists for a total of eight points.  All three goals were game winners for the senior.  He started all 17 games he played and led the team with 59 shots on goal.  Wallner wraps up his career with 12 goals and seven assists.

Love was Augustana’s top defender, helping limit the opposition to just 28 goals in 17 contests.  He played in all 19 games as a starter and recorded one goal during the season while racking up 1,193 minutes of action.

Linden was Augustana’s top goal scorer, connecting on five goals in only 21 shots this year.  He also tied for the team lead with three assists and led the Blue & Gold with 13 total points.  Linden started all 17 games that he played.

2009 CCIW Men’s Soccer All-Conference Team

First Team


Name

School

Position

Year

Hometown (High School)

Mike Dolan

Augustana

Goalkeeper

Sr

Libertyville, Ill. (H.S.)

Damon Brown

Wheaton

Defender

Sr

Seymour, Ind. (H.S.)

Robert Tabaka

Illinois Wesleyan

Defender

Sr

Chicago, Ill. (Lane Tech)

Brandon Violette

Elmhurst

Defender

Sr

Sarasota, Fla. (H.S.)

Micah Melendrez

North Central

Midfielder

Sr

Dixon, Ill. (H.S.)

Brian McMahon

Elmhurst

Midfielder

So

St. Charles, Ill. (St. Francis)

Paulo Michelini

Illinois Wesleyan

Midfielder

Sr

Ames, Iowa (H.S.)

James Kriticos

North Park

Midfielder

Jr

Lincolnwood, Ill. (Niles West)

Jon Brehm

Elmhurst

Forward

Jr

Sinking Spring, Pa. (Wilson)

Kris Grahn

North Park

Forward

So

Tibro, Sweden (Fafluiksgymnasiet)

Matt Swartz

Wheaton

Forward

Jr

Omaha, Nebraska (Burke)

Scott Wallner

Augustana

Forward

Sr

Arlington Heights, Ill. (Buffalo Grove)

Second Team


Name

School

Position

Year

Hometown (High School)

Sebastian Domczewski

Elmhurst

Goalkeeper

Jr

Des Plaines, Ill. (St. Viator)

Eric Love

Augustana

Defender

Sr

Arlington Heights, Ill. (Buffalo Grove)

Randy Warren

Elmhurst

Defender

Jr

Sarasota, Fla. (Cardinal Mooney)

Miles Colago

North Park

Defender

So

Anoka, Minn. (H.S.)

Dan Pavlak

Wheaton

Defender

Fr

DeWitt, Mich. (H.S.)

Aleks Urosevic

Carthage

Midfielder

So

Skokie, Ill. (Loyola Academy)

Kyle Gorgol

Illinois Wesleyan

Midfielder

Fr

Darien, Ill. (Hinsdale South)

John Linden

Augustana

Midfielder

Sr

Libertyville, Ill. (Fremd)

Drew Golz

Wheaton

Forward

So

River Forest, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest)

Matt Laude

Millikin

Forward

Sr

Frankfort, Ill. (Lincoln-Way East)

Matt Sterner

Elmhurst

Forward

So

Naperville, Ill. (Central)

Nico Galto

North Central

Forward

So

Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton-Warrenville South)

 

Release written by Assistant Sports Information Director Adam Strand